Deputy Chair

Thembi Mapetla holds a Bachelors Degree in Information and library sciences, She is a seasoned community development professional of more than 30 years, with a passion for, and keen interest in human rights issues and the rights of Older Persons.

The former CEO of Help Age, South Africa, she established the first ever Department of Older persons at the South African Human Rights Commission and contributed to the drafting of the Policy of Ageing in South Africa. She has worked in partnership with the National Department of Social Development to establish the National forum of Older Persons in South Africa.

Thembi is a mentor, trainer and facilitator of the MORE TO LIFE programme, ground breaking organisation which offers experiential personal development courses and seminars geared towards better understanding of, self -enhanced relationships and purposeful living to individuals and groups.